Two juveniles are also being summonsed into court.
FALL RIVER — Police arrested a Fall River woman, a teenage boy and summoned two other juveniles to court following a fight Wednesday at the Resiliency Preparatory School.
Authorities allege that Nicole Jerrier, 35, of 155 Lewiston St., behaved aggressively toward school staff and students who had gathered to watch a fight between her son and two other students outside the school.
Fall River Police Officer Jonathan Estrella reported that around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jerrier entered the school, at 290 Rock St., with her son. Inside the building, they were reportedly passed by a male and female student who exchanged words with Jerrier's son, Fall River police Detective John Robinson said.
Robinson said the three students and Jerrier walked outside, where the female student began slapping Jerrier's son. The female student was then allegedly joined by the other male student in throwing punches. School Safety Officer Maureen Cosgrove and other staff members attempted to break up the fight, but police said Jerrier behaved aggressively toward them and other students, Robinson said.
Estrella and Police Officer Fred Mello responded to the scene and restrained the students who were fighting. Estrella reported that as he tried separating one student, the student continued to yell obscenities and struggled to break free, forcing Estrella to handcuff the student. Meanwhile, Robinson said Cosgrove attempted to separate Jerrier from the students and staff, and that he was helped by Mello in placing her in handcuffs.
Jerrier was arrested and charged with disturbing a school assembly. A 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested and charged with affray and disturbing a school assembly. The female student, 15, will be summoned to court to answer to charges of assault and battery and disturbing a school assembly. The other male student, 16, will also be summoned to court to answer to charges of affray and disturbing a school assembly.
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